The inmate's letter to the Carver County sheriff.

Inmate's letter praising Carver County jail goes viral

The letter made national news after the Sheriff's Office posted it on social media.
West Metro
33 minutes ago
Surveillance video from the Edina school bus captured an image identifying the vehicle involved. Police believe the vehicle is a Chevrolet Malibu or C

Edina High student boarding school bus hurt in hit-and-run crash

The student has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, the school district said.
West Metro
4:04pm

Man stabbed to death on Blue Line train in Bloomington

A suspect was arrested; incident began with verbal altercation.
West Metro
January 23

Attorney: Ex-probation officer charged in Realtor kidnapping, murder attracting attention in jail

An attorney for Elsa Segura asked that her client be relocated in the county jail due to an unusual amount of interest from fellow inmates in her case.
West Metro
January 22

Ramsey, Hennepin counties kicking in money to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing

$33.5 million fund will be used to keep rents lower.
West Metro
January 22

Kathleen Grogan Bush, star of the fashion runway, dies at 88

Juggling modeling and motherhood, Bush often brought her children to photo shoots, where they sometimes wound up appearing with her in ads.
West Metro
January 21
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commisioner Steve Kelley speaks at a morning news conference about felony charges against Leroy and Joyce Merit, who

Minnesota drywall company accused of cheating workers out of insurance

A husband-wife team are accused of cheating dozens of employees out of workers' compensation insurance.
West Metro
January 21

Woman who allegedly lured slain Twin Cities Realtor surrenders to police

One of three people charged in Monique Baugh's death remains at large.
West Metro
January 21
Bloomington is nearing approval of a financing proposal for a water park that would be adjacent to the Mall of America.

Approval of MOA water park delayed by dispute over payments to mall

Various entities must determine ground rent, fees in unprecedented funding deal
West Metro
January 19

Snowmobiler from Chaska dies after being hit by truck in northern Minnesota

The snowmobiler was attempting to cross Hwy. 169 when he collided with a southbound truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
West Metro
January 18
Hannah Mangen works directly with domestic violence victims and fears more abused women could end up killed.

Domestic violence advocates left short of funds by stalled bills

Two stalled federal bills leave advocates for victims scrambling.
South Metro
January 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 19

EDINA DEC. 17 Drugs. An 18-year-old Edina man was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana in a vehicle at the Edina Country Club, 4501…
West Metro
January 18
Monique Baugh

Charges: Woman lured Mpls. Realtor to home before New Year's Eve kidnapping, murder

A former Hennepin County probation officer and I-35W bridge collapse survivor is accused of luring Monique Baugh to her death.
West Metro
January 17
New high-definition cameras would provide a 360-degree view and a live feed of what is going on iinside light-rail cars.

Metro Transit to upgrade security cameras on light-rail trains

High-resolution equipment will allow police and transit officials to monitor activity in real time.
West Metro
January 16
Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area is a remnant of a Big Woods ecoystem that once flourished in parts of Minnesota

West metro area has a special place in natural history – and in winter hearts

The Big Woods once covered millions of acres in Minnesota. Wolsfeld Woods is one of the best examples.
West Metro
January 15
Rasmussen College in Eden Prairie hosted a job fair in 2010.

Twin Cities-based Rasmussen graduating from college to university

Bloomington for-profit school's leaders say the name change signals a renewed push to expand options for students.
West Metro
January 15
Ricardo Batres

Crystal contractor gets jail time over labor trafficking

Activists said it's the first case of its kind in Hennepin County and one of a few in the state.
West Metro
January 14
Daryl “Taddy” Drusch Credit: Howard Lake Fire & Rescue

Minnesota fire chief dies from suspected heart attack soon after answering emergency call

Death is considered in the line of duty because of the timing.
West Metro
January 14

Maple Grove man pleads guilty to murdering mother, brutally assaulting father

Matthew Witt, 42, will be sentenced on Feb. 27, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.
West Metro
January 14
A construction worker from Lunda/McCrossan joint venture prepared a steel pile for the silent piler machine. The steel piles are used to construct the

Southwest LRT work tunnels through tight quarters in Mpls.

The contractor hired to build the $2 billion light-rail project is using special equipment and methods to minimize noise near the Kenilworth corridor in Minneapolis. Some neighbors are not impressed.
West Metro
January 14
Andrew Otero Albertorio

10-year term for Maple Grove restaurant ex-manager who raped 14-year-old worker

Judge pointed to "some sense of a relationship" for why she rejected the longer sentence the prosecution wanted.